- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 18, 2010

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Luci Baines Johnson, the younger daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, is making what her doctor calls “significant improvement” at the Mayo Clinic.

The 62-year-old Ms. Johnson was flown to the clinic by air ambulance Friday and is being treated in the neuro-intensive care unit for what doctors suspect is a rare autoimmune disorder that affects the nervous system and can cause paralysis.

Ms. Johnson’s doctor in Austin, Texas, accompanied her to the clinic, and he said Sunday that she has made significant improvement in the past 24 hours. Dr. Dudley Youman said Ms. Johnson is expected to make a full recovery from Guillain-Barre syndrome.

He said she will remain in intensive care for a while but eventually will return home for rehabilitation to strengthen her muscles.

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